Saturday, August 29, 2009

Frustration!

I know different quilt show clubs/venues/organisations have a different variety of quilt stands available to use, but this is really frustrating. The first set of instructions are for attaching velcro to the back of the quilt for Symposium earlier this year.

You probably can't read the words but it says the soft side of the velcro is sewn to the hanging sleeve of the quilt and the hook side is pressed to that. That was quite easy. The soft side of velcro on the back of my quilt wasn't too hard to sew.

The next set of instructions are for Quilt Aotearoa which is being held in Hamilton in a couple of weeks time.

Notice the difference?

Yep, I had to remove the hanging sleeve from my quilt, remove the soft-sided velcro, remove the name label from the hook side of the velcro, sew the hook side onto the hanging sleeve, sew the hanging sleeve back to the quilt and sew the name label back onto the soft side of the velcro. Let me tell you, hand stitching a hanging sleeve onto the back of a 2.2 metre wide quilt with the hook side of velcro sewn onto it is no fun at all! The thread kept snagging on the hooks of the velcro and I kept cursing :-)

Still, I got it done and sent the quilt off. I just have to wait to see if it has been accepted.

2 comments:

Pixie said...

hello stranger! lordy how frustrating. for the queenstown symnposium I realised I'd stitched the wrong side on after discussions with friends after my quilt was dispatched. I rang them in a panic. No problem they said, we probably won't use it anyway. HA!

Sunshine said...

This sounds really frustrating. You'd think there could be a standardized version of velcro attachment for all the quilt shows. I didn't know that's how they're attached, I always thought they just all had a hanging sleeve sewn to the back...

Just browsing your blog before replying to your comments :) You found me through 365 days of free-motion and now I found you :)

Cheers,
Christine